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The Lycian Way: Turkey’s First Long Distance Walking Route 3rd edition by Clow, Kate () Paperback [Kate Clow] on *FREE* shipping on. Did you know that the Lycian Way in Turkey, now considered as one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world, was researched, designed. The Lycian Way has 34 ratings and 2 reviews. David said: By the time I was halfway done walking the Lycian Way, I had cursed Kate Clow; thrown her book a .

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Clow It would be amazing to hike the whole trail, but committing to a month is difficult. Lycian graves and ruins abound on the peninsula and the Lycian Way passes about 25 remote historical sites.

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Besides the scenery, what makes hiking in Turkey unique? Accept View Lycan Policy. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The local people at first thought that I was totally mad, but at the same time were quite friendly and tolerant of my madness.

The Lycian Way: Turkey’s First Long Distance Walking Route

Patricia Redmond rated it really liked it Dec 30, I took it when we walked along waj old first part of the Lycian Way last March. I like using old roads, because I enjoy speculating about their purpose and the people who made and used them, and looking for ruins in the forest or scrub. Their strategic position gave them unique opportunities for sea-trade and at times for piracy.

A project the size of the Lycian Way must have involved the cooperation of many different parties. The authorities were really confused — the concept of trekking tourism was completely unknown in Ankara and the Tourism, Culture and Forestry Ministries spent a year trying to pass this hot potato from one to another before we eventually got permission to mark the trail.


To ask other readers questions about The Lycian Wayplease sign up. Kate Clow, a long-time resident of Turkey, is a renowned sage of hiking in the region. From the 4th Century, Christianity took hold and, as the Roman empire crumbled, many Byzantine monasteries kafe founded in the Lycian hills.

The trail consists mainly of Roman roads, old kare and mule trails, clwo hard and stony underfoot, not suitable for mountain bikes. There are no discussion topics on this wayy yet. By the time I was halfway done walking the Lycian Way, I had cursed Kate Clow; thrown her book across many ravines and roadbeds having given up trying to find the waypoints she described; and finally bought a German book covering the route.

It was so much easier to follow the German directions, even though my German is pretty poor. We love this photo.

In Conversation with Kate Clow of Trekking in Turkey

January 30, at 7: The start point, at Oludeniz, is 2 hours from Dalaman airport and the end point is near the international airport at Antalya. I am new in the country and do not feel like hiking on my own.

I first visited Turkey in and spent three weeks trekking and visiting various historic sites. What has the overall attitude been towards these trail projects amongst Turks? Terra firma all the way for me.

Trekking is best in spring or autumn — February-May or September-November — summer in Lycia is too hot for long walks. Alison rated it really liked it Aug 19, The Romans developed many cities and ports, linking them with paved roads and equipping them with theatres, baths, forums, temples and ceremonial gates.

Beth Woodcock rated it it was amazing Aug 22, We use cookies and other technologies to customise your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalised advertising on our website based on your interests. So maybe the next step is to work with universities on the practicalities of their courses and student development.


Open Preview See a Problem? The trek was designed for independent trekkers; the new iPhone app makes tthe trail very accessible and easy to wqy. Closer to home, a new website is being developed so that people, including families with small children, who want to book accommodation or have a guided holiday along the Lycian Way can do.

Such a great time I had hiking in Lycia, thanks. Eva Del Amor rated it it was ok Jan 24, You can also subscribe ljcian commenting.

The Lycian Way: Turkey’s First Long Distance Walking Route by Kate Clow

Lycian WayTrekking. Definitely the Carian Way will be the next successful trail, so hike it now before it becomes well-used. The portion of the Lycian Way I hiked was stunningly beautiful. Want to Read saving…. Mitsy rated it did not like it Oct 29, Then, along came the Lycian Way.

I would like to respectfully add that Adrasan is also a great place to base yourself to explore the Lycian way, you walk from Adrasan to Olympos along the Lycian Way and also from Adrasan to Gelidonya as photographed in this article. This will give you two days on the trail with accommodation before you take a bus back to lycizn starting point.

Maybe the area around Belos between Finike and Demre combines both these interests best.

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